From November 14 2006 – January 31, 2007, Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted the exhibition Clip, Stamp, Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines, 196x – 197x, curated by Beatriz Colomina, Craig Buckley, Anthony Fontenot, Urtzi Grau, Lisa Hsieh, Alicia Imperiale, Lydia Kallipoliti, Daniel Lopez-Perez, and Irene Sunwoo from Princeton University, in collaboration with Olympia Kazi.
At the time, there had been a resurgence of international interest in the architecture of the 1960s and 1970s. At the same time, there was the idea that the role of the many experimental publications that were the engine of this creative period had been largely neglected. The exhibition Clip, Stamp, Fold: The Architecture of Little Magazines, 196x – 197x tracked the critical function of the little magazine in architecture during these years, when a remarkable outburst of publications disseminated and catalyzed a range of experimental practices. Coined in the early twentieth century to designate progressive literary journals, the term “little magazine” was remobilized during the 1960s to grapple with the contemporary proliferation of independent architectural periodicals that appeared in response to the political, social, and artistic changes of the period. Clip, Stamp, Fold investigated how an internationally diverse group of architectural little magazines informed the development of postwar architectural culture.